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Camp Information


Types of Camping Experiences Available:

Summer still is the traditional camping season. 4-H, churches, Camp Fire and other youth organizations have found Panhandle to be the perfect place to host their camping programs. Find out more about our camp activities here. 4-H Challenge Programs can enhance your camp staff and counselor training. Build camaraderie, develop leadership skills, and learn how to create a physically and emotionally safe camp environment for your campers by adding our portable or low challenge program to your camp training. Find out more about our Challenge Programs here (make the underlined text an active link to the challenge course page).

The school year camping experience often includes an environmental education component. We are the ideal site for studying forestry or wetland and lake ecosystems. You may use our equipment or bring your own. Hands-on science kits are available for Water Quality, Forestry and Astronomy studies. We also have a telescope. You provide the teacher/subject expert. Campers interested in teambuilding and leadership activities are invited to use our 4-H Portable Challenge Kits or the Low Challenge Course.

Retreats at Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp in the past few years many non-profit adult and youth groups, churches, schools and WSU Cooperative Extension groups and clubs have found Panhandle to be the ideal Retreat Center. The set up of our facilities make Panhandle attractive to diverse non-profit groups.

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Reservations and Rental Information:

We can be rented for the day, weekend or week, and the lodge, dorm dining hall, picnic area, tipis and livestock facility can be rented in whole or part. For current rates send email to Jon Epstein  or  call (360) 426-9523.

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Map, Address & directions

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370 West Panhandle Lake Road
Shelton, WA 98584-8923

Phone # (360) 426-9523

From Olympia: Take Highway 101 North. Take second Shelton exit (Shelton-Matlock) and turn left toward Matlock for 7 miles. Turn left on Highland Road. Go 4 miles to Panhandle Lake Road, turn left into camp driveway.

From Shelton: Take Railroad Avenue through Shelton to Shelton-Matlock Road and proceed as above.

From Hoquiam/Aberdeen/Montesano: Take US-12 E - go 20.9 mi
Continue on WA-8 E - go 1.1 mi
Turn Left onto Heise Rd N. - go 0.5 mi
Turn Right on Elma McCleary Rd/Old WA-410. - go about 0.4 mi
Take the 1st left onto Hicklin Rd. - go .08 mi
Take the 2nd right onto Cloquallum Rd. - go 10.2 mi
Turn Left on W Highland Rd - go 4.0 mi
Make a Sharp Right Turn on W Panhandlle Lake Rf - go 0.3 mi

Distance: From Hoquiam, upto 42.6 mi & (upto 1 hour 13 mins)